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Industrial Engineer Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for industrial engineers in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of industrial engineers amongst Wisconsin metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Industrial Engineers in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$104,050
75th Percentile Wage
$87,660
50th Percentile Wage
$71,970
25th Percentile Wage
$58,930
10th Percentile Wage
$47,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial engineers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$50.03
75th Percentile Wage
$42.15
50th Percentile Wage
$34.60
25th Percentile Wage
$28.33
10th Percentile Wage
$22.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for industrial engineers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.03. The median hourly salary is $34.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.69.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $71,970 0.62%
2013 $71,530 1.85%
2012 $70,230 1.21%
2011 $69,390 2.68%
2010 $67,580 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for industrial engineers in state of Wisconsin from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.50%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.85%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 1.21% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 2.68% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Industrial Engineer Wage in Wisconsin vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Industrial Engineers
$71,970
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$85,900
Materials Engineers
$69,330
Mechanical Engineers
$69,780
Nuclear Engineers
$108,920
Engineers, All Other
$71,450
Aerospace Engineers
$102,030

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Industrial Engineers in Wisconsin Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of industrial engineers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of industrial engineers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $61,590 to $86,300. The highest paying area for industrial engineers in Wisconsin is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $86,300. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $85,030). The lowest paying area is Wausau with a median annual salary of $61,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$86,300
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$85,030
Lake County-Kenosha County
$83,950
Janesville
$80,740
Duluth
$80,440
Racine
$79,750
Appleton
$77,610
Sheboygan
$74,630
Oshkosh-Neenah
$73,260
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$73,070
Fond du Lac
$70,890
Madison
$69,870
Eau Claire
$68,860
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$68,850
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$68,290
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$68,010
La Crosse
$67,090
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$66,630
Green Bay
$64,880
Wausau
$61,590

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